St. Helena Mural Project / Calls & Submissions

September 29, 2023

Organization Name: St Helena Chamber of Commerce

Organization Location: St. Helena, CA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


St. Helena is only five-square miles with just 6,500 residents. Highway 29 runs through the center of it’s downtown, with 2.1 million vehicles passing through annually. St. Helena is considered the “roots of Napa Valley”, charting the path for Napa’s wine industry. It’s home to the oldest winery in Napa Valley, rich with generational farming and winemaking. St. Helena, in the center of the Napa Valley, is a proud agricultural community, whose members are reliant on one another, and rich with cultural heritage. St Helena is not only a global destination, but an exceptional place to live. As an iconic landmark in Napa Valley, St. Helena possesses a unique confidence, and a luxurious casualness in nature. The people and place do not follow trends, instead, they are grounded in authenticity and genuine passion. A community filled with intellects, global culture, beautiful landscape, diverse families, and historical architecture, it’s a destination that provides a desirable boutique experience across all ages.

The mural will be located on the exterior wall of a two-story downtown hotel that has high visibility for through traffic. The building (image below) has wood siding and will require a scaffolding for installation. Important elements: The mural itself should be photo-worthy, demand the attention of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and provide sense of place. The highly visible art mural should represent the City of St. Helena, honor its historical significance of being the “roots of Napa Valley”, and bring vibrant energy to St. Helena’s historic shopping district. It’s important the piece is not only impressive but also feels timeless and can relate to people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.

Artist eligibility opens August 4th, 2023. . Eligible artists must reside within the Western United States. Artist must be 21 years and older by the time of installation. The selected artist must be available to begin work Summer of 2024, pending weather.

Budget: Project budget is $10,000 inclusive of all materials, lift/scaffolding rental, installation, and any supplies needed to complete the project. Additionally, a budget has been established to pay semi-finalists a proposal fee of $350. Lodging will be provided for the selected artist, outside of the project budget. Travel and meals are to be provided by artist. Artist will need to provide personal proof of insurance if selected as a finalist.

Application documents are to be submitted digitally through Dropbox, following the title directions above.

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